Kalousek: Christian Democrats will not sit in a government tacitly supported by the Communist Party

03-07-2004

The head of the Christian Democratic Party, Miroslav Kalousek, meanwhile, reacted to Mr Gross' announcement on Saturday by saying the Christian Democrats would not sit in any cabinet relying on tacit Communist Party support. However, he did say Mr Gross' intention to meet with Communist leader Miroslav Grebenicek was legitimate. He added he had not registered any signs Mr Gross was truly aiming for a solution with the Communist Party. It is apparent the Christian Democrats will tolerate not even so much as one communist MP vote.

Deliberations on forming a new government are expected to take some days and weeks, though Mr Kalousek refused to speculate on a final date. He said the quality of the new government took precedence.